Thursday, April 12, 2018

Book Beginning: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine




When people ask me what I do – taxi drivers, hairdressers – I tell them I work in an office. In almost nine years, no one’s ever asked what kind of office, or what sort of job I do there.

-- Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. This is hugely popular, but I had missed it until one of my book buddies recommended it to me a couple of months ago.  Since then, I've been seeing it everywhere, of course. It finally made it to the top of my hold list for the audio download at my library.

Who's read it? What did you think?

Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been wanting to read this book! Thanks for sharing.

Catherine BookClubLibrarian said...

I have this on a book shelf patiently waiting to be read.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've heard of this book but haven't read it. I'll be interested in hearing what you think about it.
Thank you for hosting Book Beginnings.

Breana M. said...

I haven't heard of this one till now. So thanks for mentioning it!

BooksPlease said...

I keep seeing this mentioned, but haven't read it. Sometimes I'm put off when a book gets lots of hype. I hope you enjoy it and I'm looking forward to your review.

Elizabeth said...

I keep seeing this book. Your beginning makes me want to read it more.

Thanks for sharing.

Ronnie said...

A gripping beginning. Now I wonder what sort of work she does :)

Ronnie @ Paradise Found

The Candid Cover: YA Book Blogger said...

I really enjoyed this one! I hope that you love it as much as I did. :)

Jessie @ Dwell in Possibility said...

I've heard only good things about Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, and look forward to reading it. Hope you enjoy it!!

Anne Bennett said...

I love this first quote. I have seen this book everywhere, too. I want to read it. Thanks for hosting. My Friday Quotes

Sassy Brit said...

I want to read this one, too!

Great choice!

Have a fun weekend, and relax... ;)

Nicki J Markus said...

I've seen this one around, but haven't read it yet.

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